For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. kfccanada

    kfccanada said, over 3 years ago

    Moms are entitled to make mistakes, Ellie…and kids will get sick whether you’re angry with them or not. Kids forgive and forget quite easily when they’re young; it’s only when they become young adults that they suddenly recall every single wrong you did them…lol…and….then they suddenly treat their kids just as you treated them, errors and all.

  2. Beleck3

    Beleck3 said, over 3 years ago

    yes being mean or angry at the ones you love is the wrong way. they may not be here tomorrow and love is hte only answer in treating others, especially those you love the most.

    Elly is so right there. being understanding and loving is the ony way

  3. Kathy Mc

    Kathy Mc GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Um-most of the moms I know work, so I don’t know what planet you live on.

  4. charliedawg

    charliedawg said, over 3 years ago

    why isn’t she staying with Lizzy??? my mom stayed with us when we were in hospital, we stayed with our kids.

  5. goweeder

    goweeder said, over 3 years ago

    A new twist on an old adage:

    Sticks and stones may break my bones
    But words can break my heart.

  6. James

    James said, over 3 years ago

    What? They left her in the hospital alone? These days parents are allowed to stay with their children. One of them should be with her.

  7. catlady1

    catlady1 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Remember, this was 20+ years ago. Not all hospitals allowed parents to stay with their kids overnight. Or maybe Ellie just came home long enough to pick up a few things and return to the hospital.

  8. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, over 3 years ago

    I stayed in the hospital with my son about 16 years ago for the whole week he was in there. He was only 6 weeks old and I’d been about to return to work when he got sick. It took the doctors awhile to figure out what was wrong.

  9. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, over 3 years ago

    I also visited a little girl across the hall whose parents couldn’t stay all the time.

  10. L Nelson

    L Nelson said, over 3 years ago


    Even in the “old” days she could have stayed there, maybe not in the room, but at least at the hospital. I can’t imagine a mother or father leaving a child and just coming home.

  11. exturk

    exturk said, over 3 years ago

    1952 – grade school. (7th or 8th)
    We had a course called Health – similar to today’s, but stopped before they got to the good parts.
    One girl got disgusted, threw down her book and said:
    To which someone responded:
    “Well, get sick then!!”

  12. summerdog

    summerdog said, over 3 years ago

    Most dad’s I know today, would have been at the hospital with his wife and daughter when the child was taken in. They would just take any extra kids along if there was no one to watch them, and waited in the waiting room.

  13. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 3 years ago

    As we mentioned yesterday, some hospitals didn’t allow parents to stay with children back in the day. According to some commenters, some still don’t.

  14. oldman2015

    oldman2015 said, over 3 years ago

    I know the feeling you feel so helpless and guilty

  15. Yvonne

    Yvonne said, over 3 years ago


    That’s what I was wondering. John is home with Michael. I would have stayed at the hospital.

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